1-day workshop
Friday, October 27, 2017
Mindful Living
Less Stress, More Joy
Shauna Shapiro, Zuleikha, Jeanette Bronée, Colleen Saidman Yee, Erika Wiemann
It’s no secret that our 24/7 lives, with their nonstop demands and expectations, are not sustainable.

We juggle work, family, and self, trying to get ahead of the curve, to give more and respond faster—but it’s not working. We’re burning out, numbing out, and tuning out, struggling with health issues and relationships, lost in our screens, and unable to find the off switch.

Mindfulness can help

Today is about:

  • Turning down the anxiety of constantly needing to perform and do more
  • Gaining more control over the pace of your life
  • Turning up the volume on the things that matter to you
  • Dropping the habit of overriding your inner voice
  • Cultivating positive states of mind
  • Seeing how life’s externals shift when you focus on your own well-being.

Join Eileen Fisher and a stellar lineup of teachers—all women with decades of experience living in the question of how we thrive in everyday life. Learn simple ways you can reduce stress and connect with enhanced inner peace and joy right in the midst of your busy life.

Today focuses on the touchstones of daily life—how we eat and dress, and how we move and feel in our bodies—offering real, practical, effective approaches for creating sustainable new possibilities in how we live and work.

The Workshop Sessions
  • Mindfulness for Everyone, with Shauna Shapiro: Receive a beautiful introduction to the basics and practicalities of mindfulness.
  • Wake Up Your Body, with Zuleikha: Experience simple and enjoyable movement practices you can do anywhere, anytime.
  • Nourishment & Beyond, with Jeanette Bronée: Shift your entire understanding of nourishment and learn how to love what and how you eat.
  • Yoga: Slow & Easy, with Colleen Saidman Yee: Slow down and enjoy easy breathing, stretching, and meditation—that can all be done in a chair.
  • Get Comfortable in Your Clothes, with Erika Wiemann: Cultivate a deeper relationship with how you dress and how you feel in your clothes.

Experience how everyday moments of pleasure and presence combine to provide a whole new experience of life—feeling alive from within. While the external pressures may not go away, you’ll have access to inner resources and go-to practices for meeting them with greater self-awareness and confidence.

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.

Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education, and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, serves on the Axialent Advisory Board as a leader on conscious business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Cisco Systems and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters and is coauthor of The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline, a loving approach to raising an emotionally intelligent child.

Get inspired!

Shauna invites us to think about the unrealistic standards we often hold for ourselves.

Zuleikha is an international performer, movement artist, and educator. Her Take a Minute™ Everyday Self-Care Exercise and BodyListening© Movement Arts are being used worldwide to help people improve wellness and create empowered responses to chronic stress and trauma. Founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, The Storydancer Project, Zuleikha works worldwide to bring greater health, resilience and joy to girls, women, children and families who face challenging life circumstances. Zuleikha is renowned for her “Storydance” performances and for creative collaborations celebrating the poetry of Rumi. She is the recipient of humanitarian awards for her work in the world promoting positive personal and social change.

Jeanette Bronée, CHHC, is a nourishment expert and coach, founder of the Path for Life Self-Nourishment Center in New York City, and author of Eat to Feel Full. Her online 9-Step Path for Life Self-Nourishment Program incorporates her three essential principles for lasting personal transformation — food knowledge, mindfulness, and habit shifting. As a teacher and keynote speaker, Jeanette addresses the challenges we face in changing our habits and offers the tools we need to learn how to thrive in a busy world. Her goal is to empower her clients to take charge of their daily well-being, performance, and future health by changing their relationship with food.

Colleen Saidman Yee, christened by the New York Times as the “First Lady” of yoga, is the founder of Yoga Shanti, with locations in New York City and Westhampton Beach. She and her husband, prominent yoga teacher Rodney Yee, lead popular teacher trainings at Yoga Shanti and throughout the world. She has been featured in Vanity Fair, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York magazine, Yoga Journal, and many others. An international fashion model since 1980, Colleen also lived in Calcutta where she worked with Mother Theresa at the Home for the Dying and Destitute. Together with Rodney, Colleen created and directs the Urban Zen’s Integrative Yoga Therapy training program, Donna Karan’s worldwide initiative that has been transforming care in hospitals around the world since 2010. The author of Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, she has appeared in dozens of Gaiam yoga DVDs, and is a contributor to Gaia Online Yoga.

Erika Wiemann is a wardrobing specialist and a member of the EILEEN FISHER, Inc. Core Concept Team, which is tasked with upholding Eileen Fisher’s vision of her brand. A native New Yorker, Erika joined the team in 2006 after working for more than a decade with an international clothing catalog. Her job today at EILEEN FISHER includes product education —working with employees to guide them into a closer relationship with the brand and the clothing — and hosting events throughout the country, helping women feel comfortable in their clothes. Her passion is working one-on-one with women, teaching them how to choose what to wear based on how the clothing makes them feel — a process that helps them recognize both their inner and outer beauty.

Eileen Fisher, founder and chairwoman of EILEEN FISHER, INC., has been on a decades-long journey of awakening to her purpose, exploring the mind-body connection and striving to live more consciously. Her commitment to lifelong learning and alignment with what truly matters has led her to create a unique company culture of collaboration and caring and to spearhead initiatives that empower others and create a better, more sustainable world.

In 2017, Parsons New School of Design honored Eileen at their annual gala for her work in sustainability, and she was selected to join the Steering Committee for New York State’s Inaugural Council on Women and Girls. Launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the committee was formed to ensure that government policies and programs protect women’s rights and equality advancement in the state. Eileen was presented the Force for Good Award by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) in February 2016. She is a 2012 inductee into the Social Venture Network Hall of Fame.


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  • Donna says:

    Looking forward to the EF workshops in the Los Angeles area.

  • Patti says:

    Thank you for offering women like me who are and have been Eileen Fischer loyalists for years. It would be fantastic to have the Workshop as a webinar so that all your like-minded clients are included in your important work. Thanks!

  • Kat Parker says:

    Thanks for this idea. However, not all of us live in or can easily travel to NYC. I agree with others: some kind of live streaming or even better, a recorded webinar after the fact so that we can fit it into our lives, would be wonderful! Other workshops like this have each presentation recorded as a separate downloadable file or podcast. Great way to reach a wider audience.

    • Eileen Fisher LifeWork Team says:

      Hi Kat: Yes! We know that this would be a great addition for those outside of the New York metro area, and many people have been asking. Our team is currently working on the logistics for online participants at our workshops and we look forward to being able to offer these in the near future.

      In the meantime, we are exploring the possibility of recording this workshop to make it available to view at a later time. Stay tuned!

      • Katharine says:

        Thank you for considering making this available to those of us who can’t be in New York City but very much want to participate and learn.

  • Mary Ann scott says:

    Love your comfortable clothes,
    the colors and fabrics. Thank you Eileen and staff!
    Would like to attend workshops, but unable to at this time. Live streaming would be wonderful option for us Denver women!

  • clara mulberry says:

    This kind of work should be available to all…mindfulness has a high price tag. Too bad!

  • elizabeth zachariah says:

    being in the Hawaii time zone, can I access these seminars at any time?

    Eileen Fisher has been my main go to clothing line; It makes me feel confident and complete…..
    Reviewing the brief write up, seems very similar to the Ornish Life Style program

  • sherry londe says:

    so wonderful! Wish I lived in NYC!

  • E King says:

    A bit pricy for the rest of the 98% of us. Your line up sounds terrific, though.

  • Patience Beck says:

    Please can you have this same workshop on the West Coast?
    Thank you!

  • Patricia McCarty says:

    I have been living in pieces from the Eileen Fisher Collections for several years now. They are most comfortable with an etherial aspect as the air flows through and with them. They are the closest design in the modern age, to the ancient Greek garments worn by the marble goddess statues who lift the side structure at the Parthenon. As those, the proportions feel like sacred geometry ratios also found in Eileen Fisher’s draping designs. They are awakening and conducive to a calming presence of mind.

  • Lynne O'Brien says:

    I would love to attend the program, but at this time I will not be able to travel to New York City. Is there any possibility of holding such an event in the Chicagoland area in the near future?
    I would also be very interested in purchasing a recorded copy of the contributor’s presentations if that would be possible. I would guess there are many women, like myself, who would also purchase a “streaming” of the day..
    I would be grateful it this could be given consideration.

  • Lyn albertson says:

    Very worthwhile and needed

  • Sallie Ann says:

    This is very exciting and a great effort to bring like-minded people together.

  • Bonnie Tarlowe says:

    Winderful idea.
    Wish you were having this in Palm Beach Gardens area. I was ready to sign up until I saw there was only the Manhattan location.
    I am in Fl October-mid May, and on Long Island May- mid-Oct.
    I know several other women who would be interested.
    I appreciated your political stance and now this new program.
    Bonnie Tarlowe

  • Lynda Obershaw says:

    I love the clothing, and I love what Eileen is doing with the Lifework program. AND I’m on a fixed income and, at this time cannot travel to New York (boy, would I love to!), so, at this time, the only thing that is doable for me would be a live stream of this exciting and what appears to be life-changing event.

  • Carol Reichler says:

    I love and wear almost all Eileen Fisher!
    I would love to attend sessions in NY but cannot given my work schedule and caring for aging parents. Is there any availability of online/webinar sessions available from where I live in Lancaster, PA?

    thank you — I love what you are doing to care for the community and ourselves!!

    • Eileen Fisher LifeWork says:

      While we do not have a live-stream option for this workshop at this time, we are working out the logistics of offering complete workshops online in the future. Stay tuned!

      • Patti says:

        Exciting news! I too unfortunately am not in the position to attend in person, although I would love to, so learning livestream/webcast options may be available in the future is wonderful news. Thank you!

      • Eileen Fisher LifeWork Team says:

        Hi Patti: While we are not going to live-stream this event, we are looking into the possibility of recording it and making it available to view at a later date. Stay tuned!

      • Deb Sieck says:

        Online events would be greatly appreciated! There’s a lot of life beyond NYC –
        Deb Sieck
        Santa Fe, NM

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